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The ThanksGiving Back (TGB) program is under the larger Alternative Breaks@Stanford (AB@S) service program. It involves a series of 3 workshops in the Fall Quarter that culminates in a Thanksgiving Break trip. The workshops expose students to complex social and cultural issues through group discussion, readings and reflection activities, while the trip is characterized by community visits, experiential learning, and direct service. The program's vision is to transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting our local, national and global communities.

The program is entirely student-run, and each TGB course and trip will feature 2 co-leaders who chose a specific topic to focus on. Through the application process, a maximum 12 participants will be chosen to partake in the 3 workshops and ensuing Thanksgiving trip from Sunday morning to Wednesday evening of Thanksgiving break. The 2019-2020 school year features 3 TGB trips.The trip and course descriptions, as well as the co-leader biographies are detailed below.

For further questions about the TGB, e-mail the 2 co-leaders. For questions regarding the program or financial assistance, please e-mail our Financial Officer, Andrew, at andrewd3@stanford.edu. For additional program information, please visit the FAQ page.

ThanksGiving Back Trips

There are 3 TGBs for October 2019. Click on the trips below to find more information about 2019 TGB trips and access the application forms. Click on FAQ for more details.
This trip is intended to provide a broad overview of systemic injustices faced by immigrants and refugees in the Bay Area with a particular focus on healthcare. Through speaking with politicians, community leaders, Stanford alumnae, and local organizations, our group will gain insight into the...
This trip focuses on exploring, not exploiting, youth experiences and practicing effective advocacy for child welfare and youth rights. Its mission is to help students understand the child welfare system and gain insight into the experiences of other youth and peers who have been through the foster...
This trip focuses on how citizen-facing technology can be used by state and local governments in California. The trip also focuses on how transparency and accountability can be promoted in govtech and civic tech, how public and private organizations play roles as partners in the process, and how...